Food producer Kraft Heinz Company has announced that it aims to make 100% of its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as part of its expanding environmental stewardship strategy.
The company said that it supports a move towards a circular economy as well as its efforts to improve the sustainability of its supply chain.
It will also pursue technical alternatives while collaborating externally to advance its commitments to deliver 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging by 2025, as well as work towards increasing the usage of recycled content in its packaging and decrease the volume of packaging used.
Kraft Heinz Europe has said that it will work with packaging experts, organisations and coalitions to explore technical, end-of-life and infrastructure solutions and is already collaborating with Environmental Packaging International for consulting, tracking and other services in packaging.
The company is currently working to make the recyclable Heinz Tomato Ketchup PET plastic bottle fully circular by 2022 by using recycled material that can be made into food-grade packaging.
Kraft Heinz chief executive Bernardo Hees said: “Our collective industry has a massive challenge ahead of us with respect to packaging recyclability, end-of-life recovery and single-use plastics. Even though we don’t yet have all the answers, we owe it to current and future generations who call this planet ‘home’ to find better packaging solutions and actively progress efforts to improve recycling rates. That’s why Kraft Heinz is placing heightened focus on this important environmental issue.”